After Great Year, Scholastic Tries For Encore

Fiscal 2012 was a good year made great by The Hunger Games,” Scholastic chairman Dick Robinson told analysts in a conference call last Thursday to discuss results in the year ended May 31, in which sales rose 14%, to $2.15 billion, and net income jumped from $39.4 million to $102.4 million. The big sales driver was the children’s book publishing and distribution group, where sales rose 21%, led by the 109% increase by the trade division, which reported that there are now more than 50 million copies of the Hunger Games trilogy out in print and digital editions. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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25 Great Book Reviews From the Past 125 Years

To celebrate the Book Review’s 125th anniversary, we’re dipping into the archives to revisit our most thrilling, memorable and thought-provoking coverage. Continue reading at The New York Times

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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

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Scholastic pairs 11-year-old author with Rebecca Westcott for autism title

Scholastic has acquired Can You See Me? by 11-year-old Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott, a novel inspired by Libby’s own experience with autism. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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D&Q Marks 25 Years of Great Literary Comics

Twenty-five years after its birth as the publisher of a modest comics anthology, Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly has become one of North America’s most acclaimed literary graphic novel publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Dohle Reflects On a Year 'Combining Two Great Legacies'

In his annual year-end letter, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cited the merger and thanked the PRH staff for the “impressive feat” of “combining two great legacies.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DoubleVerify: Inflammatory and Misleading Content Spiked 83% Year Over Year Last November

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Books in the Media: Children's book reviews dip year on year

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Print market volumes up 18% year on year since bookshops reopened

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In these new audiobooks, a great tale is matched with a great narrator

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HBO's *Years and Years* Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

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The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

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Michelle's Obama's 'Becoming,' released in early November, was the biggest title, selling 629,000 copies through outlets that report to BookScan in the period ended March 30. Only three books released in 2019 made the top 20 list in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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